Widtsoe Townsites (C-26786-A; C-26786-B; C-26786-C)

Widtsoe Townsites (C-26786-A; C-26786-B; C-26786-C)

Auction Date:
October 24 2018
Minimum Bid:
Minimum Acceptable Price for Lot A is Disclosed at $8,000
Lot A SOLD for $12,000
Minimum Acceptable Price for Lot B and Lot C is Disclosed at $9,000
Lot B SOLD for $9,005
Lot C SOLD for $9,005
Garfield County
Lot A: 0.56 Acre, More or Less; Lots B and C: 1.00 Acre Each, More or Less (3 Lots To Be Sold)
General Information


These costs cannot be financed and are in addition to the 10% down payment.  All closing costs are due from the prevailing bidder at the auction.  Each lot being sold will be assessed the following closing costs:

Appraisal Costs: $583.00
Cultural Resources Survey: $1,000.00
Legal Advertising Cost: $100.00
Sale Processing Charge: $500.00
Application Fee: $250.00
TOTAL CLOSING COSTS (each parcel): $2,433.00

Legal Description:

Township 34 South, Range 2 West, SLB&M
Section 22:  Three lots, described as follows:

  • C-26786-A: Part of Block 17, Lot 3 – 0.56 (See Note Below)
  • C-26786-B: Block 21, Lot 1 – 1.00 Acre
  • C-26786-C: Block 22, Lot 2 – 1.00 Acre

Each lot will be auctioned as an individual parcel.

Note:  Garfield County shows this lot as 1.00 acre.  Our records show 0.56.  This lot may need to be surveyed by the purchaser to determine acreage.



Located in the Widtsoe Townsite in John’s Valley on State Highway 22, approximately 13 miles north of the entrance to Bryce Canyon.  These parcels are part of the area locally known as Widtsoe Junction, which is near the Dixie National Forest and offers outdoor recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, sightseeing, and hiking.


Access is based on the plat for the town site. This access has not been developed.


Lot A:  0.56 acre, more or less
Lots B and C:  1.00 acre each, more or less (210 ft. x 210 ft. square)


The Trust Lands Administration has water rights in this area that may be transferable to the lots.  We will make these rights available to the lot purchasers.




Multiple use – you can build on a one-acre lot.


Financing will be offered for this parcel.  A down payment of 10% and closing costs will be due at the auction.  The remaining balance can be financed at a variable rate of prime plus 2.5% for a 20 year term.


Mineral Leases:

  1. None

Surface Leases:

  1. None
Disclosure and Contact


  1. Please see the auction page for general disclosures and auction procedure information which pertains to all properties being offered at the auction.
  2. The property will be conveyed subject to all valid existing rights.
  3. A cultural resource survey was conducted on the subject property.  The property will not be sold subject to any cultural resource restrictions.
  4. All minerals, except for the sand and gravel are reserved to Trust Lands Administration.
  5. The following comment was received from the Utah Geological Survey (UGS):  “Potential geologic hazards in the region that could affect the site include stream flooding, flash flooding/debris flow, problem soils including shrink/swell and/or collapsible, shallow bedrock, and indoor radon potential.  Potential hazards should be addressed in a manner appropriate to the intended use of the property.  Geologic hazards are best addressed early in the planning process prior to development and construction.  UGS has general geologic hazard information available at its offices and online at http://geology.utah.gov/utahgeo/hazards/index.htm.”
  6. Other disclosures, if any, will be announced at the auction.

Contact for Additional Information:

Ron Torgerson
Resource Specialist
(435) 893-2980

Diane Lund
Sales Coordinator
(877) 526-3725 or (801) 538-5163

more info

(Click on Photo for Larger View)

Parcel A:

Parcel B:

Parcel C:

Arial Photo of All Parcels:

Surrounding Area:

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Map of All 3 Lots Being Sold (Click on Map for Larger View):